Fall 2014


See us @ Bergner’s Grand Prairie!
Wed Oct 8th 10 am – Noon
Wed Oct 8th Noon – 2 pm
Sun Oct 12th 2 pm – 4 pm
Wed Oct 15th 10 am – Noon
Wed Oct 15th Noon – 2 pm
Sat Oct 18th Noon – 2 pm
Or join us for Community Days online:


A Christmas Carol

There will be dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on December 20th at 3:00 pm at the United Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 2400 W. Northmoor Road (corner of Allen & Northmoor road). There will be a suggested donation of $5.00 for the program to benefit Look. It’s My Book!

Hayloft Annual Art Fair

Hayloft Used Book Sale

Another Successful Event

Due to our generous community of donors and volunteers we have completed our third event of the year selling used items. While at the Moss Avenue sale we were invited to sell used books at the Hayloft located on Old Galena Road. Our generous community responded with books donated from The Book Nook on North University, the Mission Mart on Pioneer Parkway, and tables, racks, and signage from Whitledge Flowers located on Pioneer Parkway. The next time you visit or pass by these businesses stop in to say THANK YOU!

We cannot thank our warm, generous community of volunteers enough. Many of you cleaned out your libraries to donate fabulous, like new books. It was difficult to keep working because we all wanted to shop and read. Yes, we volunteers, yet again bought each others books at the presale sort events. We are all book lovers!

Our volunteers included: Marge and Bill Semmens (project coordinators), Jan Roth, Barb Shirk, Kathy Parmelee, Vince Bruno, Judy Greer, Sue Streitmatter, Jane Coultas, Joanne Haupt, Catriona Rittenhouse, Sue Carroll, Sue Colloton, Lizanne Gray, Mary Dean Etter, Millie Cordes, Joy and Merv Rennich, Mary Frank, Peggy Cornelius, and Margie and Dan Getz, and Shane Hickam. Thank you!!

I would like to offer a special thank you to Jerry and Teri Whitledge who responded to our call for help with enthusiasm and energy! They moved large racks, tables and hundreds of boxes of books to the Hayloft on Thursday and Friday and reversed that on Sunday and Monday! We so appreciate what you have done!

This event netted over $1000 for LIMB which translates to about 400 books. We meet many new people and sold our concept as well as our books.

We were impressed with the generosity of our fellow vendors and customers. Thursday evening we were assisted by our neighbor, Haddad’s Downtown and his employees. Friday evening while we were preparing for a storm (which did not happen) we were assisted by Barb and her husband from the Antique Store. The Boy Scouts assisted on several occasions with packing and loading. Thank you!

Fundraising Dinner

April 25th, 2015

Packers and Stackers





Child Reading




For the love of reading....

Give a book. Give a future!

Student reading with a volunteerParticipate in our reading program for young school children in Peoria.
Studies show that a child's reading skills and school performance improve if there are books in the home. Research cited by the Literacy Council shows that 61% of children living in poverty do not have a single book for children in the home. Getting books in the home is a real need for many of our students in Peoria.

Look. It's My Book! was founded to augment the work of the Adopt-a-School Program in Peoria, IL District 150. In the 2014-2015 year we will provide a book to each child in kindergarten through fourth grade six times a year. We currently serve all of the thirteen elementary schools. By helping children have access to books at home, we hope to strengthen learning and instill a life-long love of reading. Our many "Thank You" notes from the children indicate that it seems to be working!

Enjoy the video of one of our distributions. "Thank- You" notes follow!

Look. It's My Book! is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Your privacy is important to us. All transactions are completely confidential, and no personal information will be given or sold to any organization or individuals.

book stack with characters talking

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Look. It's My Book!
310 E High Point Lane
Peoria,IL 61614